Congratulations to my brother Logan and to all of his buddies who graduated this week. I am very proud of you all and excited to see what is in store for y'all in college and beyond. I'm especially excited that Logan will be joining me at Cal Poly next year!
Among my brother's buddies that graduated this week was our very good friend Akash Salam. Akash immigrated to the United States ten years ago with his family and came here knowing no english (and his story has a lot more to it than that, but for brevity...). This week he graduated as the Salutatorian of his class of 500+ students and will be attending Yale in the Fall. His story is amazing, and his graduation speech was phenomenal. It is an honor to know you Akash and to be able to call you a friend. You must watch his speech:
Well, today pretty much brings to a close my three years of student government involvement at Cal Poly. From my freshman year attending every Board meeting and serving on Executive Staff, to these last two years serving as an elected representative on the Board of Directors. It has been a quite fantastic. So many memories and great friendships to cherish forever. I don't think I would love Cal Poly and be as in tune with how things operate here were it not for my experiences in student government. I have been able to see the university from a perspective few students ever have the opportunity to experience, been able to develop many leadership and professional skills, and above all I have been able to serve as a dedicated representative of my college.
Thank you COSAM and CLA for electing me to serve you. It will be exciting to see what lies ahead for me as I go into my last year at Cal Poly. If anything, maybe I'll have a little more free time on hand now that I won't have so many student government meetings every week! :)
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